Fascinating Facts About The Mayan Civilization

Having Crossed-Eyes Was Considered Very Attractive

17. Having Crossed-Eyes Was Considered Very Attractive

The Mayans had interesting ideas of what they considered beautiful, and being cockeyed was one such quality. According to Mayan legend, the Sun God, Kinich-Ahau, was cockeyed. So, to make this powerful God happy, some people tried to deliberately make their children cross-eyed!

How did they do this? By dangling an artificial object in front of children’s noses from a very young age. They would do this till the babies’ eyes become permanently cross-eyed.
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